Saturday, December 31, at 15:00, on “Old Trafford” play Manchester United – Middlesbrough, a duel of round number 19 of the Premier League.
Manchester United is one of the most in form teams of the moment, with four wins and one draw in the last five matches. Thus, the band’s Mourinho has strengthened its position 6, which deals with 33 points. Incidentally, the last defeat of the “red devils” in Premier League dates from October, a shameful 0-4 with Chelsea. Since then leaked nine stages, four of them draws and five other wins. Moreover, the team morale is high, because in the last round they won 3-1, all in a match on “Old Trafford”, in the company of Sunderland.
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Middlesbrough, led by Aitor Karang for many years, currently occupy 15th place with 18 points and goal difference -4. In the previous stage, it suffered a third defeat in the last four games and eight of the first 18 stages 0-1 with Burnley. The match was played all away, where Boro has one win in nine games. Moreover, Middlesbrough managed eight points during this period, the being one of the teams that scored the fewest goals, 7, Burnley and Hull have only managed to score fewer goals in disputes jersey.
Manchester United (4-2-3-1): Gea – Valencia – Jones – Rojo – Darmian – Carrick – Herrera – Mkhitaryan – Pogba – Martial – Ibrahimovic
Middlesbrough (4-5-1): Valdes – Nsue – Chambers – Gibson – Friend – Traore – Roon – Clayton – Forshaw – Ramirez – Negredo
United are unbeaten in front of the Boro in the last 11 direct dispute and is likely to establish itself again as it develops at home, where not lost on 10 September. It is good to know that Boro defend well, she managed to draw the “Emirates’ and Etihad”, but United is at a level that may be imposed, even in the face of a defensive good as that of Boro.
Tip: Over 2,5 goals
Odds: 1.80 at bet365